Rashid accuses government of harassing Muslims in Jammu

SRINAGAR: MLA Langate Er Rashid on Sunday has accused the PDP-BJP coalition government of harassing majority community in Jammu province saying the divisional administration is acting like “stooges” of Hindu radical forces.
In a statement, Rashid assured people of Rajouri, Poonch and adjoining areas that he would never allow radical elements to curb their rights.
“The way a citizen namely Abdul Hameed and his wife were ruthlessly beaten by state sponsored rouges is no way different from the brutal murder of Ikhlaq Ahmad of UP. It seems to be a well-organized plan to terrorise Muslims throughout India and these elements seem to be having full backing of administration everywhere,” he said.
“Let us ask government if a Kashmiri youth picks up even a small stone in his hands he is straight away jailed or detained under PSA and if police is not able to trace him, they violate all legal and moral norms and disgrace the family to which he belongs. The district administration of Rajouri should explain that how long it will take them to arrest the culprits involved in the incident. What sort of justice is that the office bearers of BJP are living no stone unturned to hurt the sentiments of Muslims and government is trying to cover-up the serious event by simply lodging FIR,” he added.
Rashid said people have a right to ask why such “sick minded” people aren’t being booked under the PSA while warning the government not to underestimate the will and commitment of Muslims of Jammu.
He accused Muslim politicians of Jammu region of succumbing under pressure of radical Hindu forces only to remain in corridors a power where they don’t have any authority to give justice to their own people except enjoying.